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Firearm Incident on Dartmouth St Leads to Gun Recovery, Arrest by WPD Officers

For Immediate Release: 7/26/2021 11:54 am

On July 25th 2021 at about 5:40 PM, Worcester Police officers were dispatched to the area of Dartmouth St for a report of a person with a gun. Upon arrival, officers confirmed that two men were involved in a dispute and one man pointed a firearm at the other. Officers received information that the suspect male was a in a black SUV and was still on scene. An officer approached the vehicle, the female driver, identified as Jessica Madison, thirty-five-years-old of Dartmouth St, accelerated the vehicle at the officer, who jumped out of the way and felt the side mirror brush by him as the vehicle drove by. There was also a male occupant in the passenger’s seat, identified as Ricardo Barlatier, thirty-years-old of Framingham.

Other officers pursued Ms. Madison, who drove her vehicle on Pilgrim St toward Hamilton St. Officers observed Mr. Barlatier exit the vehicle in the area of 320 Grafton St, while it was still in motion. They also noticed that he appeared to be holding a firearm in his hand. Mr. Barlatier ignored officers’ orders to stop, and attempted to enter a Grafton St residence but could not get in. Officers pursued him on foot as he crossed Grafton St before he was eventually located in the rear of Houghton St property.

Officers recovered two loaded handguns from Mr. Barlatier, who does not have a license to carry firearms. In addition, he had what appeared to be cocaine, and a prescription bottle with unknown substances for which he did not have a prescription. He was placed under arrest.

Ms. Madison is charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (motor vehicle), Accessory after the Fact, Failure to Stop for Police, Operating to Endanger, Reckless Endangerment of a Child, Intimidation of a Witness.

Mr. Barlatier is charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Firearm), Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License x 2, Disorderly Conduct, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card x 2, Possession of a Class B Substance, Possession of a Class E Substance, Reckless Endangerment of a Child, and Armed Career Criminal Level 3. He will be arraigned in court.

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